Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring has Sprung...Lots to Do in the QC!


Spring has sprung in the Queen City...just look at all of the fun, family-friendly events for this week. Now if the weather would just spring into warmer temperatures we would be all set! Have other great QC events happening soon? Send them our way at queencitybuzz@gmail.com. Some exciting things coming from The QCB in the coming weeks...stay tuned!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 23
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Read & Recycle this afternoon at 5pm at the Cornelius library. More info...
  • Tonight is Pet Night for photos with the Easter Bunny at Carolina Place Mall. 6-8pm. More info...

Tuesday, March 24
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Morrison library this afternoon at 4pm for Creating with Books. Space is limited. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 11 are invited to the South County library for Creating with Books: Let's Get "Surreal" at 4:15pm. More info...

Wednesday, March 25
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Colorful Creations today at 10:45am and 1:45pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Animal Sound Roundup today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this evening at 6:30pm for Rookie Science: Botanicals. Please register. More info... 
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets More info...

Thursday, March 26
  • Get your Photos with the Easter Bunny now through April 4th are Carolina Place Mall. More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Charity League's Fashion Show & Silent Auction Luncheon today beginning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to the Leave No Trace Series this afternoon at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 1pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 4:30 for Cultural Exploration: Women's History MonthMore info...
  • If you have a child with special needs, don;t miss Imaginon's Sensory Storytime this evening at 6pm. More info...

Friday, March 27
  • Probably best for the big kids...the Scaleybark library hosts a screening of The Hunger Games this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • All ages are invited for a Sunset Hike this evening at 6pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Join the Gaston County Museum for their Concert at the Courthouse this evening, 7-9pm featuring the sounds of David Childers. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters More info...

Saturday, March 28
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • Carmel Presbyterian Church is hosting their Easter Eggstravaganza this morning beginning at 10am and FREE! More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts their annual Children's Day on the Farm today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Today is Reptile & Amphibian Day at Discovery Place. Enjoy special activities throughout the day. More info...
  • Don't miss Building a Family Box Oven today at 10am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. Space is limited. More info...
  • Children will create duct tape designs during Sticky Colors today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lazy 5 Ranch hosts their 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza today and next Saturday. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 11am to learn all about Sneaky SnakesMore info...
  • The Symphony Guild of Charlotte presents their Musical Petting Zoo at Imaginon this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Changing CaterpillarMore info.
  • Don't miss Spring KidFest this afternoon at Belk Southpark. 12-3pm. More info...
  • International House presents Children's World of Play Day at Imaginon. 12 noon-4pm. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Interrupting Vanessa with shows today, tomorrow and next Saturday. This show is recommended for ages 8 and up. More info...
  • The South County library presents Jump Bunch this afternoon at 2pm for ages 6 to 11. More info...
  • Head to Southpark Mall for their Easter Eggstravaganza & Play Area Grand Opening this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 2 to 6 are invited to the Tom Sykes Rec Center the afternoon at 2pm for their Easter Bunny Egg HuntMore info...
  • The Davidson library is hosting a screening of Big Hero 6 this afternoon at 2pm. More info..., and the Myers Park library hosts a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day this afternoon at 2:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks More info...

Sunday, March 29
  • Head to the Nature Museum to take part in their Nature Trading Project this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum and the Town of Dallas will host a FREE Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Children will create duct tape designs during Sticky Colors today at Discovery Place Kids at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts The Return of the Amphibians this afternoon at 2pm for ages 10 and up. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters More info...

Monday, March 30
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the North County library this afternoon at 4pm for Afternoon Adventures. Open to elementary ages. More info...
  • Tonight is Pet Night for photos with the Easter Bunny at Carolina Place Mall. 6-8pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics More info...

Save The Date:
April 2 & 9: Grace's Sweet Spring Break Event More info...
April 4: Asbury United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 11: Spring Family Festival at Carolina Place More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Charity League's Fashion Show & Silent Auction


From The Charity League of CharlotteThe Charity League of Charlotte is having their 34th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction Luncheon at Carmel Country Club on March 26, 2015, 10:30am-1:30pm.  Carmel Country Club is located at 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC.  Fashions by Talbot’s and Vineyard Vines. The price is $60.00 per person. There will be Silent Auction items from local businesses.   Tickets can be purchased by emailing DMauerhan@aol.com. Proceeds from our fundraiser benefit Charlotte area children in need. For more information you can view the invitation HERE.

Lots of springtime fun this week...enjoy!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 16
  • Teri's Kidz Consignment Sale is happening all week in Mooresville. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to learn about Fire Building this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...

Tuesday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Enter your pooch in the Bark in the Park Top Dog Contest through March 20th. More info...
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with special activities all day at Discovery Place Kids. More info...

Wednesday, March 18
  • Get your shopping fix at the Green Jeans Sale - Matthews. The Sale begins this morning and runs through Sunday. More info... 
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Toddler Art today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Ages 9 to 15 are invited to Learn to Fish today at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Colorful Communication today at 12:30. More info..
  • Today is Homeschool Wednesday: Star Light, Star Bright this afternoon, 1-3pm. More info...
  • The South County library hosts their American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4:15pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, March 19
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Warehouse Sale with great deals today through Sunday. More info...
  • Preschoolers are invited to the Mountain Island library this morning at 11am for Every Child Ready to Read: Fun with Math & Science. More info...
  • Head to Ovens Auditorium this evening for Disney Live: Mickey's Magic Show at 6:30pm. More info...

Friday, March 20
  • Celebrate the 46th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with special activities at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon today between 11:30am and 3pm to meet Dakota and FriendsMore info...
  • Book a sitter and enjoy Science on the Rocks: Emerald City this evening beginning at 5pm. More info...

Saturday, March 21
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's Bouncing Bunnies & Chattering Chicks this morning, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt today 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Everyday Space Tech today at the Schiele Museum, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Happy Houdini Day with special activities throughout the day. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Feathery FriendMore info.
  • If you have a Boy Scout in your family, Discovery Place has 4 merit badge workshops this weekend. More info...
  • Head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon for their Spring into Nature Celebration. 1-4pm. More info...

Sunday, March 22
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Bumbling Bees this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Ode to Spring on the Backcountry Farm this afternoon, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Sunday Movie Showcase at the North County library at 1:30pm. Enjoy a screening of Mulan today. More info...

Monday, March 23
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Read & Recycle this afternoon at 5pm at the Cornelius library. More info...

Save The Date:
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Charlotte Warehouse Sale is Coming...


The Charlotte Warehouse Sale returns next week for it's first sale of the spring season. Charlotte Warehouse sale is a wonderful sale featuring NEW women's clothing, shoes, accessories and more. The prices are unbeatable and the selection is great! Even better news is that one lucky Queen City Buzz reader will win a $50 gift certificate for shopping at the sale! Check our Facebook page on Monday afternoon for details! Winner will be selected on Saturday.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 9
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards More info...

Tuesday, March 10
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Enter your pooch in the Bark in the Park Top Dog Contest through March 20th. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Matthews library this afternoon at 4pm for Story Explorers: Book Nuts More info...
  • Ages 4 to 6 are invited to the Morrison library at 4pm for Rookie Science. Space is limited. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins More info...

Wednesday, March 11
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Beguiling Body Language today at 12:30. More info..
  • Ages 9 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for The Great Orienteering Race this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings More info...

Thursday, March 12
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon at 1pm for their Leave No Trace SeriesMore info...
  • The Matthews library presents Jack and the Beanstalk for ages 4 to 11 this afternoon at 3:45pm. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins More info...

Friday, March 13
  • Join the fun of a Friday Morning Hike at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 9am. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to be Reedy Creek Garden Stewards this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Tonight is Nature Game Night at the Reedy Creek Nature Center beginning at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls More info...

Saturday, March 14
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • It's road race season again...lace up your shoes for the Color Me Green 5K Color Run at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • Today is Pi Day! Celebrate with special activities all day at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Don't miss Jackie & Me today and tomorrow at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Dissection Series: Frogs this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Recyclable Art at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Lucky Catch LeprechaunMore info.
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Mustache Baby Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Build Your Own Terrariums this morning at 11am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Discovery Place will have their inflatable planetarium today for March Sky View beginning at 12pm. More info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts All Things Green Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...

Sunday, March 15
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Talking with No Voice this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Leprechaun Trek 2015 this afternoon. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Recyclable Art at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 to 12 are invited to Leaping Leprechauns this afternoon at 3pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
Monday, March 16
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to learn about Fire Building this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...

Save The Date:
March 18-22: Charlotte Warehouse Sale More info...
March 19: Disney LIVE: Mickey's Magic Show More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Germs...Go Away!

I don't know about at your house, but my house was swarmed by germs last week. We had the stomach bug hit all 3 kids, a fever virus hit two, and the flu hit one...all in 7 days (while the hubs was out of town). It has been a LOOONNNGGG week, but I am hopeful we are coming to the end of the germs. I'm using some of the strategies found HERE to combat these germs...move over germs, mama's on the war path!!! Hope you have a happy, healthy week!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 2 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Be a part of Discovery Place Kids' I Can Create Contest today through Friday. More info...
  • The West Boulevard library presents The Life and Works of Dr. Seuss this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Celebrate Read Across America Day with a special storytime at area Barnes & Noble stores this evening at 7pm. More info...

Tuesday, March 3
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Enter your pooch in the Bark in the Park Top Dog Contest through March 20th. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Mint Hill library this afternoon at 4pm for their American Girl Book ClubMore info...
  • Head to the Matthews library this evening at 7pm for their Family Storytime: Pajama StorytimeMore info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. LA Lakers More info...

Wednesday, March 4
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Science Art today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Butterfly Senses today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • All ages are invited to Hike for Your Health this afternoon at 5:30pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...

Thursday, March 5
  • Head to the Mallard Creek Rec Center this morning at 9am for Mommy & Me Exercise for ages 2 and up, More info...
  • Imaginon hosts their Family Storytime this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...

Friday, March 6
  • Enjoy First Friday Fun this morning at 10:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon to check out Dakota & Friends today 11:30am-3:00pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors More info...
Saturday, March 7
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Family Fort Building - Survival Edition this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss Jackie & Me now though March 15th at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. More info...
  • Families with children in PreK - 2nd grade are invited to Discovery Place for Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to Discovery Place for Electrical Circuit Building this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • And ages 10 and up are invited to Build It, Make It, Take It: Cardboard Automata at Discovery Place at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Celebrate today at Discovery Place Kids for Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Hold it All Buggy ClipMore info.

Sunday, March 8
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Echolocation this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up can Dissect an Owl Pellet this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Celebrate today at Discovery Place Kids for Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss at 2:00pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts CSI: Critter Scene Investigations this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Happening Herps this afternoon at 3pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...

Monday, March 9
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards More info...

Save The Date:
March 18-22: Charlotte Warehouse Sale More info...
March 19: Disney LIVE: Mickey's Magic Show More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"March" toward Spring!


The snow/ice/sludge has melted (finally), but sadly the temperatures this week are still going to feel like winter. We flip the calendar to March on Sunday which surely means warmer temperatures are on the way (PLEASE). The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is in town for one more weekend to get you inspired, and Spring & Summer Consignment Sales abound to get you and your family outfitted. Spring better be on its way...I am DONE with Winter!!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, February 23
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Feed the Birds this morning at 10:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...

Tuesday, February 24
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this morning at 11:30am and enjoy a Puppet ShowMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to Creating with Books: National Tortilla Chip Day! this afternoon at 4pm at the Morrison library. Space is limited. More info...

Wednesday, February 25
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Dinosaur Art today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: The Science of Snow today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, February 26
  • The Main library invites all ages to The Idea Box: An Orientation to the Equipment this afternoon beginning at 3:30pm. More info...
  • ]If you have a child with special needs, join the Trusted Parents Meeting this evening at 5pm at Imaginon. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library hosts "Lift Every Voice" A Cultural Exploration into Black History Month this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • The Morrison library hosts their Family Storytime: Pajama Party this evening at 7pm. More info...
Friday, February 27
  • Head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for a Friday Morning Hike this morning at 9am. More info...
  • The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show wraps up this weekend at The Park Expo & Conference Center
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through tomorrow. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to learn about Frogs & Toads of Mecklenburg County this evening at 6pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Atomz Lab hosts Parents Night Out - First Aid for ages 7 to 12 this evening, 6-9pm. More info...

Saturday, February 28
  • Don't miss the Fossil Fair today at the Schiele Museum. 9am-4pm. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville wraps up By Way of the Back Door today. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Celebrate International Polar Bear Day today at Discovery Place with special activities beginning at 11am. More info...
  • Area Barnes & Noble Stores hosts Black History Month Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy special Herbivore Snacks today at Discovery Place Kids at 11:00am and 2:00pm. More info...
  • The Symphony Guild of Charlotte presents their Musical Petting Zoo today at Imaginon, 11am-1pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Hats Off Pencil HolderMore info.
  • Learn about Troublesome Tornadoes this afternoon at 12:30pm at The Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to Build Your Own Birdhouse at the Latta Plantation Nature Center beginning at 1pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center is also hosting Family Fort Building this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library is hosting a special screening of Maleficient this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon for Story Explorers: Dino Dig this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Sunday, March 1
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Using Light to Communicate this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts a screening of A League of Their Own this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Reptile Encounters this afternoon at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to learn Birding Basics this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Don't miss the Suess-a-Thon this afternoon at the Main Street Children's Museum at 3pm. More info...

Monday, March 2 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • The West Boulevard library presents The Life and Works of Dr. Seuss this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Celebrate Read Across America Day with a special storytime at area Barnes & Noble stores this evening at 7pm. More info...

Save The Date:
March 19: Disney LIVE: Mickey's Magic Show More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bundle Up & Hunker Down...

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This is certainly not the best looking forecast for the beginning of this week. Snow and ice becomes a BIG deal in Charlotte...hunker down with some hot cocoa (spiked if you need it!), some good DVDs and some good snacks. If the above estimations are correct, the roads (and power lines) will not be pretty in the QC. I am not a crafty mommy, but even I will will do crafts with the kids on days like this. You can try THIS, or THESE, If it actually does snow, and you can collect it before it's a frozen sheet of ice, you MUST make "snow cream". There are lots of recipes, but I like the good ol' clean snow mixed with sweetened condensed milk (add that to your snow day shopping list)...nothing better.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, February 16 - President's Day
  • NO School for CMS More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Come check out Drums for Life this morning at 11am at the Mountain Island library. More info...
  • Pottery Barn Kids hosts Junior Designer Camp: Textile Design 101 this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library presents a screening of I Am Ali today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library presents a screening of The Princess and the Frog this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...

Tuesday, February 17
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper beginning at 5:30pm at Christ Episcopal Church. More info... 

Wednesday, February 18
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Dinosaur Sensory Tables today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Make a Rain Stick today at 12:30. More info..
  • Don't miss Homeschool Wednesdays: What's Under Your Feet? at the Museum of York County at 1pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this evening at 5pm to experience The Cotton ClubMore info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Sounds of the Night Hike this evening at 5pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Iowa Wild More info...

Thursday, February 19
  • Meet the Octonauts now through Sunday at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Mint Hill library at 4pm for their Kids Comic Book ClubMore info...
  • Don't miss Pajama Storytime with Spot the Dog at Barnes & Noble - Morrison at 6pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Iowa Wild More info...

Friday, February 20
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 1pm for Bugs, Slugs & Other UghsMore info...
  • Book a babysitter and reserve your spot for Science on the Rocks: Smoke & Mirrors this evening at Discovery Place at 5pm. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place this evening at 7pm for a Meet & Greet with CorduroyMore info...

Saturday, February 21
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts By Way of the Back Door today and every Saturday in February. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Rock n Roll Geology this morning at 10am. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Family Fort Building: Survivor Style today at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Build It, Make It, Take It: Herons Fountain this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Take part in special Prehistoric Art activities today at Discovery Place Kids at 11:00am and 2:00pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make Roar-A-Lot Lion PuppetMore info.
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for an Animal Meet and Greet this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder More info...

Sunday, February 22
  • Head to the Nature Museum to take part in their Nature Trading Project this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Take part in special Prehistoric Art activities today at Discovery Place Kids at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to make Pioneer Toys - Corn Husk People this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...

Monday, February 23
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Feed the Birds this morning at 10:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...

Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair More info...
March 19: Disney LIVE: Mickey's Magic Show More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Long weekend coming up...


Hope you got outside this weekend for some of the beautiful weather the QC had...looks like winter is returning this week (Boo!). Lots and lots to do in and around Charlotte this week. With Valentine's Day and Presidents Day back to back, there is a lot to celebrate. Enjoy the upcoming long weekend!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, February 9
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Learn, Connect, Plat: Board Games this afternoon at 3pm. More info...

Tuesday, February 10
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Don't miss Valentine's Day Storytime today at 11am at Pottery Barn Kids. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Story Explorers: Book Nuts this afternoon at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday this afternoon at the Schiele Museum, 4-8pm. More info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark library this afternoon at 5pm for a screening of A Charlie Brown ValentineMore info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons More info...

Wednesday, February 11
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Ice Melting today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Suess Storytime today at 12:30. More info..
  • Ages 7 to 11 are invited to the Morrison library at 4pm for Rookie Science: Colossal Colloids and Non-Newtonian Fluids More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, February 12
  • Meet the Octonauts now through February 22 at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • Head to Pottery Barn Kids in Southpark Mall and visit their Valentine Making Station through Saturday. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library hosts a Black History Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at 4pm. More info...

Friday, February 13
  • NO School for CMS More info...
  • Dakota and Friends will be at Imaginon today from 11:30am until 3pm. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library presents a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day today at noon. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Naturally Yours this afternoon at 1pm. Space is limited. More info...
  • The Myers Park library presents a screening of Disney's Wreck It Ralph this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place's Big Screen Big Science featuring Train Your Dragon 2 this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center tonight at 6pm for a Friday the 13th Night HikeMore info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts By Way of the Back Door today and every Saturday in February. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for the Great Backyard Bird CountMore info...
  • Celebrate Happy Hearts Day today at the Main Street Children's Museum, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Families with children in grades PreK-2 are invited to Discovery Place this morning at 10:30am for Horton Hears a WhoMore info...
  • Ages 10 and older are invited to Discovery Place for Build it, Make it, Take it: Sewing with Circuits. Space is limited. More info...
  • Families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to Discovery Place to learn about Stars & Constellations this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Take part in a special Valentine's Day celebration today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts I Love You Like This! Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make Uncle Sam's U.S. MaskMore info.
  • Head to Discovery Place today beginning at noon to check out the February Sky ViewMore info...
  • Today is Come Draw with Me Family Day at the Museum of York County, 12-2pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center is hosting Cocoa Connections this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center to learn about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this afternoon at 2pm for Story Explorers: Snowman ScienceMore info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center will present Salamanders of Mecklenburg County this afternoon at 2pm for ages 8 and up. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Kids Night in Nature for ages 6 to 13 this evening 5:30-9:00pm. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids is hosting a Valentine's Night Out, 5:30-9:30pm for ages 4 to 8 Registration required. More info...

Sunday, February 15
  • Head to the Nature Museum to Make Lightning this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Take part in a special Valentine's Day celebration today at Discovery Place Kids at 1:45pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Citizen Science: Wildlife this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 12 and up are invited to learn Birding Basics this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center.More info...
Monday, February 16 - Preseident's Day
  • NO School for CMS More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Come check out Drums for Life this morning at 11am at the Mountain Island library. More info...
  • Pottery Barn Kids hosts Junior Designer Camp: Textile Design 101 this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library presents a screening of I Am Ali today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library presents a screening of The Princess and the Frog this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...


Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair More info...


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